Kimberly, 03 March, 2021 / 6:31 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Kimberly and Queenstown in South Africa.
In the announcement published by the Holy See Press Office Wednesday, March 3, the Holy Father has appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg, Duncan Theodore Tsoke as the Bishop of the country’s Kimberly Diocese.
The Diocese of Kimberly has been vacant since 9 December 2018 when Pope Francis appointed the late Archbishop Gabel Gabuza as the Coadjutor Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese.
Born in April 1964, Bishop Tsoke was ordained a Priest of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg in December 1995.
Until his appointment as the Auxiliary of Johannesburg in February 2016, the South African Prelate had served as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese since 2009.